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History Café: The Work of Revolution

April 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm


April 28, 2022
7:00 pm
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History Cambridge
159 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
History Cafe The Work of Revolution Thursday, April 28 7:00 pm via Zoom History Cambridge
How did unpaid labor enable the Revolutionary leaders of Cambridge to foment rebellion and to carry out the political and military duties of the War?
Although a great deal is known about George Washington’s residency in Cambridge in the early days of the Revolution, it was the labor of women and people of color that enabled the Continental Army to function by feeding, housing, and serving the troops present in the city. By focusing on the work of women and BIPOC during this period, we will expand the scope of the Revolutionary narrative and bring to light stories that have not often been shared.
We will be joined by John Hannigan, Curator at the Massachusetts State Archives and Scholar-in-Residence at the Robbins House in Concord.
Thursday, April 28 at 7pm ET
Virtual program over Zoom
Free; donations accepted
This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding comes from The Massachusetts Society of Cincinnati.